Some useful tricks and instructions for modeling efficiently with Sketchup

Manage your objects: All primary geometries are formed and attributed to layer 0. In order to manipulate their perceptibility the geometries should be created as a group or component and attributed to a particular layer.

Name your groups and components: There should be proper title for groups and components as well as IFC so that these can perform easily with outliner, LayOut and BIM.

Working with materials: All materials must be assigned to faces. If the materials are used with group, the groups deafault colored faces will be replaced with selected color and the users will be unable to modify the coordinates of the texture. Every material should require a distinctive and logical name and the maximum essential texture size.

Inserting Objects: CAD data and 3D Warehouse models must included in a new sketchup model. But before inclusion to the working files, their scale should be verfied properly and unessential layers and geometries should be eliminated.

Working with complex models: While dealing with complicated models, seperate parts of the model must be created in a new sketchup file and then amassed or referenced in the working files like a component.

Keep it simple: Don’t use redundant arc and circle segment count so that the size of the model can be reduced. Don’t model parts which will be invisible in the final output.

Model with solids: You can apply and adjust your objects conviently, if the objects are generated as solids. In order to perform a quicker workflow, learn the application of solid tools. Try to make the front faces of the object outside to apply the stylistic effects easily as well as make the rendering process troubfree.

Use Scenes to improve workflow: In order to get quicker performance and workflow at the time of modeling, apply scenes to manage layer, shadow, fog and clear stylistic effect and settings. Besides, the users can avail free up viewport space out of dialog boxes and toolbars.

Use components: Apply components above groups when necessary for decreasing the file size, facilitating smooth editing as well as utilize objects more resiliently.

Model Maintenance: The file sizes of sketchup are increased and the performance is affected as the assigned components, materials and styles are still included in the sketchup file after being erased and leftover in the scene. To get rid of the issue, apply purge unused or the cleanup plugin to delete unnecessary edges and merge faces on a regular basis.

Presenting design: Apply scenes to navigate amid views, show section, cut and shadow study animations and manage the clarity of layer. The scenes can also be applied in sketchup viewers and embedded 3d warehouse windows. Crete slide presentations in Layout to support the sketchup presentation. While dealing with complicated models, always deactivate the auto-save option so that the performance can”t be disrupted.

Sharing models: Befor delivering any sketchup file to others, always check the version of sketchup being used by them. It becomes difficult to open newer version files in earlier version of sketchup.

Using scenes from 3d warehouse models: If it is necessary to apply the scenes out of 3d warehouse models, just open them individually rather than opening them in your working files like a component.

Saving your model: Apply save a copy as option in place of save as to preserve the name of original file while taking backups on daily basis.

Camera Clipping: Try to create model adjacent to axis origin to get rid of the issue like camera clipping. Clipping may happen while dealing in parallel projection mode as well as if some geometry is situated remotely from axis origin.

Face flickering: To solve the issues like face flickering or z-fighting, raise up/erase or conceal one of the faces situated on the identical plane.

Cursor trails: If cursor trails are visible while dealing with bigger models, just deactivate fast feedback in the OpenGL preferences or revise your video card drivers.

Disappearing faces: To resove face-creating issues, try to model very small objects in a larger scale.

Backface color bleeding: Backface colors may visible at the object profile edges, if the models are exposed devoid of edges. This effect can be reduced by modifying the color of the backfaces.

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A position is vacant for innovative 3D artist/Content Developer in Zurich

VirtaMed AG the award winner of several national and internation prizes as well as a developing company having a strong background in engineering and medicine. Besides, the company develops, creates and allocates virtual reality simulators with superior precision towards the education of surgeons.

VirtaMed AG is seeking applications from qualified 3d modelers having good flair in modeling and medical applications to support their Content Creation team in Zurich area.

Job Role

  • Create Model and texture elemental 3D models concerning human anatomies.
  • Model, texture and animate 3D models of surgical instruments.
  • Generate, fine-tune content for the avant-grade simulators, by applying the company’s patented simulation engine method.
  • Work in tandem with the company’s high-tech software engineers and product managers to create supreme products.

Eligibilities:-

  • With minimum 2 years of experience in generating 3d models and 3d contents towards games, as well as 1year complete experience in applying Blender.
  • Ability to generate complicated 3D models. Should have good motivation power to transform the products of the company to superior level.
  • Well versed with the technical side of 3D modeling and the content formation pipeline.
  • Sound knowledge in editing XML and other configuration files.
  • Contain knowledge in modeling and texturing with Blender on a low poly budget.
  • Must have knowledge with scripting languages (python), configuration and customized Blender plugins.
  • Famility with Photoshop, Gimp or identical 2D software.
  • Should be logical, solution- and team-oriented, imaginative, and self-starter.

To get more information about the company, please visit www.virtamed.com

Interested candidates may send their resumes and motivation letter through mail to Michèle Bölke (jobs@virtamed.com) alongwith their top-5 list on why they would prefer to work with VirtaMed AG.

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How to create the 3d design of a modern house in 40-50 mins with Sketchup

This is an exclusive sketchup video presented by Jasper Hunter that trains you how to design a modern house through sketchup within 40-50 minutes. In this sketchup time lapse video tutorial Jasper Hunter provides more details and time into the model.

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An exclusive sketchup video on sketchup to revit workflow

Ryno van der Nest, the renowned application specialist for Revit, AutoCAD and sketchup, presents a useful sketchup video tutorial that is based on Sketchup – Revit workflow. Sketchup Revit workflow can be useful for Schematic Design, Massing and Complex Geometry as well as quick rendering.


The files become superior if you export them from Sketch up to AutoCAD (dwg) and then put them into Revit as a in-place family (be that a mass or generic model). If you apply it in massing, the floors can’t be assigned as well as volume data can’t be produced out of the mass. If there basic geometry, it becomes easier to perform the study in Revit.

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Download 2015 GLASER STX for sketchup

The GLASER -isb cad- Programmsyteme GmbH is the developer of 2015 GLASER STX for sketchup. This sketchup plugin supports SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015 as well as windows platform.

STX (Section Tool eXtended) is used to smoothly generate simple sections containing seperate depth. It also differentiates among apparent, cut and unseen elements and demonstrate them in various colors. The users can export the sections as DXF or GLASER -isb cad-.

GLASER STX provides the description of any cut depth as well as suitable functions for handling the section drawings seperately and make the process better for exporting to GLASER isb cad (a recognized German CAD-Software for construction engineering – www.isbcad.de) or within the DXF-format.

With this sketchup extension, the users can clarify the unnecessary elements presents in the construction drawing like hidden edges as well as the 3D-layers for various components. These can also be exported easily to obtain the precisely customized construction drawings which can instantly be delivered to GLASER isb cad or saved in DXF-format.

The plugin can effortlessly characterize any section planes involivng seperate cutting depths and transmit them to GLASER isb cad . The plugin can also be integrarted with with SketchUp Pro to utilize the BIM data (IFC) for further editing.

GLASER STX for sketchup contains the following exclusive features :-

  • produce numerous sections in X-,Y- or Z-directions
  • specify seperate section depths directly in the 3D-model
  • Demonstrate group and layer selection
  • Transmit section drawings directly to GLASER -isb cad-
  • Export of section drawings to DXF-File

This sketchup extension is availbe in sketchup extension warehouse for download.

For any assistance, send mail to info@isbcad.de

Download 2015 GLASER STX for sketchup

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Learn to export sketchup model as an STL format and import to 123d Make

This is an exclusive sketchup video tutorial that teaches you how to generate a model in 3d through sketchup and export it as an STL file for 3d printing and then import to 123d Make and at last export the cutting sheet to be applied through a digital fabrication tool similar to a laser cutter.

Go through the following link to download sketchup http://www.sketchup.com/download

Download sketchup STL plugin from sketchup extension warehousehttps://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sketchup-stl

Sketchup STL plugin is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013,SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015.

Download 123d Make: http://www.123dapp.com/make

123D Make facilitates the users to convert any 3d model into 2D build plans by following animated assembly instructions.

Learn to export sketchup model as an STL format and import to 123d Make

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Bob Lang is conducting two days classes on Sketchup

BOB Lang, the renowned  woodworker, author, designer and illustrator, is going to conduct some exclusive classes on sketchup which will commence from Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2015 in the computer lab of The Manufactory, in Cincinnati.

The classes will focus on the “Building Blocks of SketchUp” format and the participants will gather knowledge on how to utilize sketchup through fundamental geometric shapes as well as navigate in three-dimensional space and produce, adapt and manoeuvre objects.

The demonstration will be provided through a large screen projector.

After attending the course, the participants will be expert in modeling anything with sketchup.

Details of classes :-

Classes will be started from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, October 10 and from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, October 11. There will be one hour lunch break on Saturday, and a mid-afternoon break every day.

In order to attend the classes, the participants should have basic knowlege in operating computer. The participants can carry their own laptop or utilize one of the Manufactory’s desktop computers.

Besides, bringing their own computers, the participants have to bring the following :-

A three button, scroll wheel mouse

Download and set up SketchUp directly from the SketchUp website. To sharpen your knowledge, you can take help from some good video tutorials on the SketchUp website and here on ReadWatchDo.

While downloading the program, it starts with a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro. Once the trial period is finished, it will return to the free version, SketchUp Make. The techniques provide in class are based on SketchUp Make, and there will be discussion on the discrepancies between Make and Pro.

Course Fee : The participants (non-members of the Manufactory) have to pay $300 for attending the two-day classes. The members of Manufactory will get a discount of 20% and their cost will be $240.

Make online registration to book your seat as seats are limited.

Bob Lang is conducting two days classes on Sketchup

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Sefaira introduced Direct Sunlight Analysis Plugin for Sketchup and revit user

Sefaira, the leading software developer for high-performance building design, just introduced Direct Sunlight Analysis Plugin compatible with sketchup and Revit. This exclusive plugin will automate the process for SEPP 65 direct sunlight calculations. The architects can access this new plugin through Sefaira’s cloud platform and generate a complete report covering SEPP 65 sunlight requirements in quickest possible manner out of Trimble sketchup and Autodesk Revit in the design phase.

The architects will be able to create the design for nice-looking, high-performing buildings involving superior and daylighting performance, superior occupant comfort as well as reduce the cost of construction & operational costs.

The architects can quickly visualize and precisely measure the authentic solar access to living, working and public spaces throught the design progression. Besides, the design, test, design operation is augmented and the arthitects can easily realize the solar from the conceptual design stage and instantly reiiterate for producing wonderful apartments and wonderful places for people.

By applying the Sefaira SEPP 65 reports, the architects can incorporate daylight analytics during the design workflow and the property owners and developers can analyze designs prior to submit them to the council and local planning authorities to verify compliance devoid of attaching time delays.

Analysis features contain annual daylighting, daylight factor, and time-of-day simulations which will become fruitful for the architects to purposely design and communicate the quality of light in their buildings.

For more information, visit http://sefaira.com/

Sefaira Daylight Analysis Plugin for sketchup

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SketchUp Architectural Entourage (Beta)

This sketchup plugin is currently in beta development stage. The sketchup users can apply these simplified toolset to transform any 3d design into the masses through sketchup. This toolset provides huge benefits to the beginners as well expert designers by allowing them to use the authentic forgiving modeling process in sketchup. Presently ArchVision provides support for RPC inside sketchup.

ArchVision RPC Plug-ins for SketchUp support Sketchup 2014 and sketchup 2015 (both 32 & 64 bit). Download the plugins from the folloiwng links :-

Usage Instructions

Current Behavior

  • Image supported RPCs (2D, 2.5D, 3D & 3.5D) will demonstrate a single, camera-facing image inside SketchUp
  • 3D+ content will constantly expose the Preview Icon prior to be rendered through a supporting 3rd Party renderer

3rd Party Rendering Solutions – Solutions for rendering with 3rd-party renderer are necessary for rendering complete 360 degree 3D and 3D+ RPCs:

  • IRender NXT (available now – Click here.)
  • Podium (in progress)
  • V-Ray (in progress)

If you require a supplimentary 3rd-party rendering solutions, then send mail tosupport@archvision.com.

Buy it now

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